“The number one rule is that we only support projects that break at least one rule.”

— Vice Provost Randy Bass —

We actively support projects and pilots that break at least one rule: that is, we experiment with flexibilities around key dimensions of our educational model, such as the one-size fits-all 15-week semester, the nine-month calendar, the ways we count and bundle credits, how we count progress to degree, faculty load, etc.

 With this structural focus, we bring to every project and pilot a set of commitments, to:

  • Expand the contexts and forms of learning for the 21st century
  • Make a Georgetown education as equitable and affordable as possible
  • Help faculty balance the educational and research missions, and
  • Ask how we might sustain a holistic and transformational education into the future.

We support pilots that have flexible and agile structures, a sustainable cost model, and stronger connections between students and faculty, classroom study and experiential application and ultimately between individual development and broader social change.

Programs (Multi-Course)

Current Courses and Pilots

Thought Exercises and Research

Get Involved

Faculty can work with the Red House to design a course that rethinks boundaries inside and outside the classroom. Contact us to learn more about the proposal process.

Georgetown students can join the Red House Student Network to get involved with curricular design on campus. Sign up today to receive updates about upcoming opportunities.

All Future(s) work is funded solely by philanthropy. Learn more about why our partners are supporting educational innovation at Georgetown.